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iAppalooza: What Did We Miss?

We’ve spent the past four weeks showcasing our favourite apps for the iPhone. There’s a lot we didn’t fit in, and a few of our decisions weren’t universally accepted. So now’s your chance to tell us? What did we miss? What did we get wrong? What apps do you think every iPhone owner needs to have on their iPhone?

iAppalooza Games: N.O.V.A.

Back when you got your first Nokia, who would have dreamed of playing a first person shooter on a phone? A good first person shooter on a phone even? N.O.V.A. is a fantastic FPS, pushing the iPhone to its graphical boundaries and offering both an epic one player campaign and online multiplayer. What more could you want?

iAppalooza Other: Ringtone Maker Pro

If you want custom ringtones on your iPhone, you either need to buy them, or drag your music over to Garageband (or a similar Windows based audio program) and edit it down to ringtone-sized pieces. Ringtone Maker Pro makes the process of making a ringtone for your iPhone a bit easier, although the syncing side of things still needs a bit of work.

iAppalooza Games: Angry Birds

Yeah, it’s been done. Everyone’s got it, played it, sworn at the f$&king pigs and moved on. But if we’re talking about the truly awesome apps for the iPhone here with iAppalooza, how can we not recommend this?

iAppalooza Other: DropBox

If you don’t use the free service DropBox already, you’re missing out on one of the best online services for syncing and sharing files. The fact that there’s a free iPhone app available for the service is just the icing on the cake of awesome they’ve created.

iAppalooza Games: Fruit Ninja

We weren’t going to include Fruit Ninja in iAppalooza. Not because we didn’t like it – on the contrary, it’s one of the best games ever invented for a touchscreen device, and it’s Aussie made as well. No, we weren’t going to include it because, at over two million sales worldwide, you’ve probably already got it installed on your phone anyway. What changed our minds was the multiplayer mode that came when Halfbrick added Game Center support.

iAppalooza Other: Cellar

Since joining the fatherhood fraternity, my wine collection has become what the French call, “le crap”. But so that I can ensure that every bottle is worth buying, I always use the Aussie made Cellar app.

iAppalooza Games: Civilization Revolution

We picked this app up when it was a free download, but even so, $8.99 is a small price to pay for the brilliant time vacuum that is Civilization Revolution.

iAppalooza Other: Consume

There are thousands of apps on the app store designed for tracking your mobile phone usage, be it phone calls or data. But Consume takes that to a whole other level, letting you keep track of almost everything.

iAppalooza Games: Cut The Rope

It’s only a relatively recent addition to the App Store, but there aren’t too many games that have proven themselves to be as addictive as Cut The Rope.

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